We decorated these for the 4th of July, of course, but use whatever cutters you have for any occasion! PS- my 5 year old did this batch of decorating!
1 lb. Margarine
2 Cups Sugar
3 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
6 Cups Sifted Flour ****Make sure you sift first, that way they don't get hard during rolling and re-rolling****
Cream together sugar and margarine. Mix well. Add eggs and vanilla. Add soda to flour and then add 1 cup at a time to the sugar and margarine mixture. Wrap dough in waxed paper (I separate into 2 halves), then refrigerate for at least an hour (I do overnight). Roll out on floured surface, cut into shapes.
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes- exactly. Let cool completely on cookie sheet! Transfer when cooled and frost and decorate- you can use homemade cream cheese frosting, but I use Betty Crocker, because I am cheap and it's easier for me!
Enjoy! Seriously, these are the easiest ones to make, and our family and anyone we have made them for just love them. They turn out to be a softer cookie, so sometimes they break when you frost them, but it is worth it!
This makes about 6 dozen or more, depending on the size of your cutter. I have halved this recipe before, and used 2 eggs (everything else divides evenly). Cute and easy- one my kids ask to make over and over!